Logan County sees spike in whooping cough cases this month



Logan County officials are urging residents to get vaccinated after the county has dealt with four whooping cough cases in just 10 days, according to the county health district.

Since Feb. 17, the county has seen a rise in cases and the health district holds health clinics every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the first Thursday each month from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., where residents can get vaccinated.  Residents can call 937-651-6186 to register.

The county said whooping cough starts like the common cold, but after one to two weeks severe coughing can begin.

The CDC recommends that all preteens, teens and adults, including pregnant women, get a vaccine called Tdap.

“By vaccinating adults and young people in our community, we can surround our babies with protection. Babies and young children also need their own vaccines against whooping cough called DTaP,” the county said in a prepared statement.

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